Peseiro reveals the importance of Ahmed Musa in the Super Eagles of Nigeria AFCON 2023 squad
Following numerous speculations as to why Ahmed Musa was confirmed as a player in the 25-man squad of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for AFCON 2023, head coach Jose Peseiro in his final pre-match press conference finally revealed the reason behind this decision.
With questions as to why Ahmed Musa has not started in any of the games so far for Nigeria, Jose Peseiro addressed this stating that Ahmed Musa is indeed an integral part of the Super Eagles of Nigeria team as his influence and mode of support goes beyond playing on the football pitch.
Peseiro stated that Musa has been a huge support system for both him and the players. In the pre-match press conference, he stated, "Ahmed Musa is special and important to the team. He is my assistant, he advises me, he gives me the necessary support. He is committed in his role and he can play. We shall wait and see tomorrow, but we want to win the AFCON for Musa to lift the trophy."
Ahmed Musa also spoke about him and his decision to always be available for the Super Eagles whenever the need arises, he stated, "I will honour any invitation whenever I get them to the national team as far as I'm still active."